Typesense Integration with MongoDB: Advantages and Differences

TLDR Juli inquired into the differences between Typesense and MongoDB for search functionality. Kishore Nallan explained the advantages of using Typesense, including solving search problems and simplicity.

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Oct 04, 2021 (28 months ago)
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09:16 AM
Hi everyone,

I am new to this, I wanted to implement search and filtering functions in one of our projects. I noticed that you have MongoDb integration for typesense, but I thought that mongodb has their own atlas search engine. What are the differences when using typesense as opposed to querying from mongodb, is it easier to implement, faster etc?
Kishore Nallan
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Kishore Nallan
11:02 AM
Juli Happy to answer:

a) Typesense solves both the front end and back end parts of the search problem. Our integration with instantsearch.js will allow you to quickly build search experiences.

b) Simplicity: Typesense takes care of solving most common search use cases out of the box (e.g. typo correction, faceting etc.) while Mongo requires knowing some aspects of the underlying Lucene engine that Mongo uses or the DSL.
Kishore Nallan
11:09 AM
Happy to answer any other questions!